The Christian Formation Committee serves the 87 worshipping communities in the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas. Our goal is to provide Christian formation resources and guide congregations in forming disciples of all ages.
Children of God Storybook Bible by Desmond Tutu (Zonderkidz, 2010), ages 4-8
Spark Story Bible: Sunday School Edition (Augsburg Fortress, 2009), ages 3-7
The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones, ages 3-7
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, San Antonio - Facebook page
St. David’s Episcopal Church, San Antonio - Facebook page
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, San Marcos, Children’s Chapel - Facebook page
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Kerrville, Children's Chapel - YouTube channel
2020 Staycation Bible School - a seven-session curriculum developed by the diocesan Christian Formation Committee and inspired by "The Very Best Day: The Way of Love for Children", a children's book written and illustrated by Roger Hutchison. The 2020 Staycation Bible School is a curriculum designed for families to connect with God at home over the summer.
All Together Now - interactive Sunday school lessons filled with creative ideas for mixed-age classes combined in the same room.
Episcopal Children's Curriculum - thematic Sunday school curriculum tied to the seasons of the church year and developed by the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary.
Godly Play - help children (early, middle, and late childhood ages) explore faith through story, gain religious language, and enhance their spiritual experience through wonder and play.
Hearts Alive Children's Church - lectionary-based curriculum to deepen a child’s personal relationship with Jesus by helping them to know him through his Word, as well as love and serve him through worship and a shared communion with one another.
Illustrated Ministry - accessible faith-based resources for the church and home, designed to foster authentic faith engagement through creative activities and intergenerational focus.
Sparkhouse - resources to engage and build faith in your community with innovative Bibles, curricula, and workshops from birth to adult.
To engage children in the work our diocese does around the world, the diocesan World Missions Department wrote five 4-lesson studies for children, highlighting children from Kurdistan, Uganda, Guatemala, Navajoland, and Mexico. Each lesson includes a song, a Bible story, information about the country, and activities. These units can be used for Sunday school, children’s chapel, Vacation Bible School, or a family study at-home. To request a lesson set, contact Marthe Curry, Director of World Missions, at firstname.lastname@example.org and specify your country of interest.
Faith at Home Daily Devotionals is an Episcopal ministry of Forward Movement and Forma that shares weekly resources for families to facilitate scripture reflection at home and daily scripture reflections for families.
We Wonder Podcast is a short, daily audio recording geared toward spiritual reflection for school-aged children.
Tucked In: Bedtime Stories is a FaceBook group where various people read bedtime stories and share short bedtime prayers via FaceBook Live, every Wednesday.
One in Five Minds strives to engag and educatparents and their support system about mental illness: its reality, its treatment, and its prevention. Mainly, i goal is to provide important information, resources and a community so that families no longer struggle alone.